Revealed: 20 areas at most risk of local lockdowns

• Bradford, Sheffield and Kirklees among areas of concern

• Army deployed for hotspot mobile tests

The government has drawn up a list of 20 councils facing the worst coronavirus outbreaks in England, with Bradford, Sheffield and Kirklees identified as areas needing “enhanced support”, according to a classified document leaked to the Observer and the Guardian.

As evidence mounts that the relaxation of lockdown rules is leading to a resurgence of Covid-19 in some of England’s most deprived and ethnically mixed areas, officials have ordered the army to deploy extra mobile testing units, which will be sent into a series of hotspots around the country from this weekend.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Revealed: 20 areas at most risk of local lockdowns ———

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